The Q at Parkside

(for those for whom the Parkside Q is their hometrain)

News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cult Bolts - New Flats Coming


Photo by Elizabeth C.
Seems like 162 Woodruff has seen the last of its COBU/Olde Goode Things/Cloak-of-Secrecy days and will soon be home to more new-style Flatbushians. For those who don't know the story behind the decades-long Hippy Christian Carpet Cleaning Antique Selling Haitian-Helping Cult Church of Bible Understanding and its not-so-hygenic-looking but apparently charismatic-enough leader Stewart Traill, here's my post on it from awhiles back.

Lest there be any doubt about COBU's cultness, COBU was first called The Forever Family. Just saying, that doesn't sound like such a good idea to me, and I can how the change of name helped the "Family" to thrive.

If you have 13 minutes to kill, this is an amazing and creepy break-down of how cults work their black magic.


2 comments:

Genevieve LaForge said...

That's funny. My friend made that film.

ElizabethC said...

The workman coming out that place were *REALLY* unhappy. They said it was unbelievable inside.